About the Problem

America's fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants are aging rapidly.


About the Policy

Efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use and decrease the need for new power generation capacity. Use the government’s purchasing power — which can shape entire markets — to promote energy efficiency while protecting the environment. This could be achieved by extending the current 2020 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans that each federal department and most agencies follow annually, through 2030 with revised greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption goals.

Public Support

75% of All Polled
86% of Democrats
64% of Republicans
74% of Independents

Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%